UN Foundation/UNA-USA Global Leadership Dinner

UNF_02 United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, UN Foundation Founder and Chairman Ted Turner, and Kofi Annan at the 2014 Global Leadership Awards Dinner.

In recognition of the role individuals, organizations, and corporations play in supporting the work of the United Nations to advance global peace and prosperity, UNA-USA and the United Nations Foundation honor recipients of the Global Leadership Awards at the annual Global Leadership Dinner in New York City.


Recognized as one of New York's top events, the Global Leadership Dinner  is distinguished by A-list attendance representing the highest levels of the diplomatic, business, government, philanthropic, media, entertainment, and social sectors.

The Global Leadership Dinner is central to calling the world's attention to the work of the UN and supporting a peaceful, prosperous and just future. Proceeds benefit UNA-USA and its work to inform, educate, and inspire Americans in support of the UN.

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2017 Global Leadership Dinner

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Gotham Hall – 1356 Broadway, New York, NY
Cocktail Reception 6:30 pm
Dinner and Awards Presentation 7:00 pm


This year, we are especially privileged to recognize the following honorees:

  • His Highness the Aga Khan
  • Senator Bob Corker, Chairman, Senate Foreign Relations Committee
  • Ellie Goulding, Singer, Songwriter, and Record Producer
  • Agnès MarcaillouDirector of the United Nations Mine Action Service
  • Grant F. Reid, CEO and President, Mars, Incorporated

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Global Leadership Awards History

For 55 years, UNA-USA's Global Leadership Dinner has brought together policymakers, diplomats, UN supporters, business leaders, and celebrities to call attention to the vital role the UN plays in helping the global community advance peace, prosperity and justice and to honor individuals and corporations for their global leadership in advancing UN causes. Read More >>

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